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in light of lance armstrong, our talk back question today, why do we cheat? by emphasizing sports over studying nursing or teaching. this from sung, in the end, we, me, you, us, we are the problem. we buy their stuff and cheer them on. we are the problem. not them. and from john, we idolize cheaters and imitate them. oh, we will say they are wrong but we see they are rich and powerful despite their cheating and say, why not? and dale says, people cheat because they are lazy and don't want to do the hard work. cheating is not allowed or tolerated in our home. talk back at facebook.com/carolcnn.
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and more at 3:00 p.m. eastern with brooke baldwin. cnn "newsroom" continues right now with ashleigh banfield. >> carol, thanks very much. we've got big news to bring to you. an actual dramatic turn of events in algeria where americans are among those being held right now. we've got reports that an algerian militant operations currently under way to free the hostages from a remote gas plant located in the eastern part of that country. the algerian state news agency says four hostages have been freed, two british, a french citizen and citizen from kenya. minutes ago the irish governmented aed to that saying one of its nationals have been freed which brings the total to five being freed. we are getting very sketchy reporting out of this area that some of the hostages that were taken may have in fact been killed. militants seen here in this web
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video seized dozens of hostages yesterday, including the americans, british, japanese, algerians among them as well. news reports in the region say they are demanding an end to the french military operation in mali. that's neighboring mali and also safe passage to neighboring libya. it is a very complex situation playing out in northern africa. our barbara starr is covering the developments at the pentagon. so without getting into the int indicates of mali, give us an idea of what is happening in algeria, barbara. >> well, u.s. officials have told us for the last two days now the information is sketchy, as you just said. right now the algerian operation, it is believed continues to be under way. defense secretary leon panetta has said he believes there are as many as seven american hostages involved in this
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incident. it looks like the u.s. government, the british, japanese, norwegians, basically, are letting this algerian operation play out. you have to, you know, really remember, this is sovereign algerian territory. it's something the algerians take very seriously. they haven't asked, as far as we know, for any u.s. help. they want to handle it. this is a classic hostage situation. the algerians have moved in, surrounded it, nobody in, nobody out, and they are going to make the attempt to deal with it. that's the basic u.s. understanding. but, you know, beyond that it's very difficult to understand what's going on. one thing that has happened is the u.s. has sent a satellite over the region. it has some satellite imagery of this area and we have just been told by a u.s. official, an unarmed predator drone flying at a much lower altitude getting much better fidelity, detail on the site also has flown over the
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bp site trying to get a lay down of what it all looks like. >> forgive me if i'm repeating something that you've already said. i was doing work specifically on the drone information. a lot of this information is coming in as we're speaking, barbara. but unarmed. very key that you said unarmed, clearly because you said this is sovereign territory. do we know that there may not be any other drones that are not unarmed? >> well, you know, this is really the key question. you know, the algerians, the u.s. view is that the algerians would have to grant permission for u.s. troops, u.s. military force to go in there. because the u.s. has a close can relationship with the algerian government and with the algerian military. they are not going to be able to just bust down the door. so that's not likely what's going to happen. but that doesn't mean that there aren't some u.s. special forces in the region, on stand by, ready to go if the algerians
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want them and president obama were to order them in. we already know there are marines nearby in spain and italy. they are not particularly geared to hostage rescue but they are trained in anti-terrorism operations. if if it came down to it, there is this special forces unit for africa, called the commanders in extremist force. it's on stand by. it can move very, very quickly into the area. but this still at the moment, day 2, by all accounts, this appears to be an algerian-led operation, ashleigh. >> that's certainly the truth for now. barbara, keep us updated on how things change as they continue to come into your office. barbara starr, thank you. a senior u.s. official in washington, a source for cnn, has been working feverishly and also to determine the fate of the hostages. our jill dougherty is working
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the angle from the state department. jill, it's very specific when you say sovereign territory and the algerians are taking the lead on this. what is our relationship with algeria given what we went through with libya next door, how is this playing out? >> you know, it's a very complex area, isn't it? because libya to the east, algeria in the center, mali in the southwest. very, very complex and very volatile because of these groups allied. hillary clinton was there in october and talked about a potential situation with mali which we all know has become very volatile and you have the french who have gone in there which reportedly is why this operation, this kidnapping operation was taking place.
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the kidnappers said they were doing that in solidarity for their people in mali. they were angry, they said, that algeria was allowing french planes to overfly algeria and go into mali to carry out that operation. now, whether that's true, i mean, it could be, or it could also have been, as some u.s. officials are indicating, kind of a preplanned operation. after all, we understand that these people came in from libya into algeria. and the group, by the way, as we also know, is led by a man who's notorious for kidnapping, he's made millions of dollars, kidnapping, et cetera. >> the news that barbara brought to us just before i came to you, jill dougherty, a u.s. drone, an unmanned drone has flown over this bp air field collecting intelligence information and the fate of the hostages as we await news on that.
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sport but maybe to his family and his devotion from a girlfriend who suffered from leukemia and who died just last september, just hours after the death of his grandmother and the bottom line is, we don't think there was a girlfriend and that there ever was a girlfriend. notre dame say te'o was the victim of a an elaborate, sophisticated hoax. but that's not the end of the story either. some people are saying, maybe not so much. cnn ted rowlands is up to his shoulder pads in intrigue. first of all, how did this hoax come to light? give me basically the premer on all of this. >> reporter: well, it started to unravel with deadspin.com got an anonymous tip and they started to look into this whole story and piece by piece it started to unravel and their investigation,
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all of the things that people had been led to believe about this person weren't able to be verified. so they figured out that it was a hoax. they pushed the piece out last night online and it has created a firestorm. there are lots of questions to be answered here, ashleigh. folks here at the university of notre dame are standing by. university of notre dame athletic director jack swarbrick fought back tears. he's convinced that te'o is an elaborate hoax.
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>> people from around the world were touched with how in love he seemed to be with lennak kekua, a girl he called his soulmate. >> i never felt that way before. you know, the love of my life. >> reporter: on the day of his girlfriend's supposed funeral, te'o played football. after the game, notre dame's football coach, brian kelly, actually awarded the game ball to the girl we now know does not exist. >> i award this game ball to lennay and i'd like man tie manti to take this ball back to hawaii. >> reporter: notre dame kept the truth under wraps despite the fact that the media was still telling the story. >> from the outset, we
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established a parameter that this was manti's story to tell. we wanted to know what would be told and at the at the appropriate time when it would be tell but it was his to tell. >> reporter: one of the reporters that broke the hoax story doesn't think te'o's story adds up. >> te'o's story that he's completely innocent in this doesn't shake through with us. >> reporter: what is not clear, why didn't te ever mention that he had never met lennay and how they first met at a football game and if it wasn't true why didn't he correct it and how could he be so in love with someone he had never met. >> as manti tells the story, you'll see the same thing that i saw, that it does fully line up. >> reporter: well, we'll see if it fully lines up. >> sorry.
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we've got a delay going. i apologize. but in interviews manti said several times that he met this girl in person, his father in his interview said that she went to hawaii to spend time with him. so what is he saying now about that part of the story? >> reporter: well, that's the crux of this. the details, because he's claiming that this was just an online relationship. let me read a little bit of a statement that he did release. it says, but over an he can tended period of time i developed an emotional relationship with a woman i met online. we maintained what i thought to be an authentic relationship by communicating frequently online and on the phone and i grew to care deeply about her. what te'o apparently told the athletic director here at notre dame during two separate meetings, one that lasted 2 1/2 hours, is that all of his communication was online and on the phone and that they talked every day on the phone but he had never met her, that there
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were a couple of meetings set up and she never showed up to those meetings. that, of course, begs more questions, why would he still call her the love of his life if she's stiffing him in meetings, particularly in hawaii and california. the bottom line, there are so many questions. why did they wait through the championship buildup when they knew it was false? >> and then ted, if you could wrap it up, there's this really strange mystery of this now fictional but dead person tweeting again last night? what exactly is that? >> reporter: yes. she's come back. tweeted out that there will be more information coming at 10:00, i believe, 10:00 or noon pacific time. we haven't heard anything yet. and from this twitter handle, who knows who is behind it.
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deadspin says they will update their story online and we're anticipating that manti te'o will eventually speak to the press. >> let's hope. ted rowlands, very bizarre. thank you for that. manti te'o's headlines have not pushed lance armstrong completely out of the headlines. the international olympic committee has made some statements. they'd like armstrong to give back his medal from the sydney games. but, first, was he duped or did he lie which means we all got duped? good person to ask a question to, famed sports attorney lee steinberg joining me from irvine, california.
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so glad you're here on this very strange story. originally i wanted to talk to you all about lance armstrong and then this thing sort of fell out of the sky. give me your reaction just off the bat to all of these strange developments. >> well, on the manti te'o story, it seems like there's something wrong with the narration that notre dame and te'o had done. here america was transfixed with this amazing notre dame player who became the love of this young man a's life, who os ostensibly went and visited in hawaii and now we find out all these year later that there was no such person. the time frame does not add up because he was aware of this so
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early in december and never said a word about it until just now. the way in which the facts are being laid out seems almost like damage control as opposed to really facing up to whatever the truth was. and the problem is, in this environment, there are so many 24-hour news cycles like cnn, like espn. there are so many investigative reporters. there's the internet blogs, everyone in the world focuses and until you put an end to a story like that, whether it's manti te'o or lance armstrong, it continues to build and build and build and the damage was done because the name keeps getting repeated in the most negative way. >> that's exactly what i want to get to, the damage. because with regard to manti te'o, everyone has said that this guy is remarkable and he had extraordinary prospects for
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the draft. has this done any damage to his draft stock? >> basically what the nfl cares about is the projection of how the player will play on the field over the next 10 to 11 years. players have done much worst things that even if this turns out to be a te'o hoax, they have done worst things and have gotten drafted. the problem is, if it's a big, big character red flag, teams put down guaranteed signing bonuses and cannot lose cap money. it's a disaster if a rookie turns out to be someone that gets disqualified for any kind of off the field problems so it raises the proverbial red flag. it's not a help to him but
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probably worse how he plays on the field against alabama. >> let me ask you this. you have been in this game for a very long time. people don't remember, you're the inspiration, as legend has it, for jerry maguire. have things changed in the last 20, 30 years in terms of an athlete's value, is it enough now to just be great at your sport, or do you need that love of a girlfriend, something extra to really make it these days? >> this is all about branding. and so we have a celebrity-making machine in this country and athletes then get put into it. so that even the most casual sports fan or someone who is not a sports fan will learn through
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a story like ta ye'o or lance armstrong, they become known, branded, and that then leads to millions of dollars of endorsements and all sorts of opportunities. >> right. >> the problem is, once that profile is raised and reached that way, then anything like this needs to be handled very carefully. you need to wrap your arms around the facts very quickly, put the complete story out there. and if you've done wrong, america loves the fall of the high and mighty but they also love the come back. >> i'm glad you brought that up. the key i need to ask you about is that exact scenario when it comes to lance armstrong but i have to fit in a quick break. can you stick around to the next block? >> sure. >> leigh steinberg, thank you. more in a moment.
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lance armstrong could lose her bronze medal now. the international olympic committee is now asking him to give it back. all of this on the same day as the big bear all interview. leigh steinberg is spiking with me live from irvine, california. a fame nous agent. you yourself have had your struggles. you've battled bankruptcy and alcoholism. you're in the midst of your own comeback. you mentioned it right before the break, america loves to tear people down but then loves to see them build back up. my question to you is, do they like to see people like lance
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armstrong who have gone so far, not just cheating but forcing his cheating upon the rest of us and then destroying people who were trying to call him out on it? >> history shows that if an athlete will make a public statement, acknowledge the wrong that he has done, states that he understands the proper standard and makes it clear there will be no recurrence of that behavior, that if he then has athletic performance and positives that occur, that over time people forgive. if you would have believed that kobe bryant in the midst of rape accusations, three, four, five years later, people would hardly remember and he's doing all sorts of national endorsements or ray lewis who had been part of a murder investigation, not really relating his own conduct but a very nasty story and, again, doing all sorts of
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national ads, the problem comes when a michael vick or a tiger woods keeps denying, denying, keeps parsing statements and keeps challenging the press and they keep digging and digging and it goes on and on and on. lance has problems. there's a big suit against the u.s. postal service team for fraudulently collecting $11 million. he's got his case, he wants to come back and be a try athlete. he's got lifetime sanctions against him. he's got to resolve that if he's ever going to be a functional athlete again. >> he has reportedly he somewhere around $125 million net worth. so he could ostensibly get through the litany of litigation that he could potentially face from any sort of confession that we might witness tonight but i want to you go further. how far is too far to come back? i mean, murder is one thing.
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o.j. simpson never came back after being convicted in a civil court of being responsible for the death of his ex-wife. but how far is too far when you're lying and destroying other people to continue your lies? can you really come back from that? >> i don't know. michael miliken defrauded millions of people across the country and now is leading a very respectable life holding conferences with world leaders. i think that the key to it is, does he take steps to undo the wrong he did? and is he open with the american peop people? if he continues to try to parse and lawyer around, he needs to admit that he sinned, explain why he did it, explain why it won't happen again and talk about how anyone negatively affected is going to receive
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some healing and he's going to make amends. >> leigh, it's really great to talk to you. congratulations on your recent acome accomplishments and the best for you to push forward with your life. thanks. >> thanks, ashleigh. >> leigh steinberg joining us from california. so why is it that people cheat? our own brooke baldwin is doing great work examining the psychology and science behind it and has a presentation for us at 3:00 p.m. today and at 9:00, former governor of south carolina, mark sanford cheated and lied and wants to return to government. that is tonight on cnn with piers morgan. and stay tuned for a cnn special, the world according to lance is airing saturday night, 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. eastern time. very busy. almost tastes like one of jack's cereals.
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positive. i think it's something that's been overdue. mayor bloomberg has led the charge in this area and the president, i think, in essence supported everything that the mayor has put forward. >> one of the big criticisms is that while assault-style weapons sound terribly menacing and the big items include newtown and the aurora shooting, et cetera, et cetera, the bigger problem is actually handgun violence and what happened yesterday does not address that. is that not a grave concern to you? you're the commissioner of a city that deals with happened gun violence at naseum. >> i think what happened yesterday is a move in the right direction and also the background check for all weapons exchanges, i think it. >> caller: -- it has the
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potentipoe tension for reducing handgun violence. it's complex. no question about it. >> and by the way, it's hard to even determine what constitutes an assault weapon. >> right. >> it used to be defined by law from 1994 to 2004 under that ban. it's no longer defined by law yet. but what will an assault weapons ban actually ban? >> well, we're going to see. in 1994 there were 19 specific types of weapons or 19 specific weapons and a broader definition. it was able to take, you know, the -- all sorts of things incorporated in the definition. really a weapons of war and i think part of the 1994 ban has to do with the cosmetics of it, people were frightened by the look of these weapons. whether or not that remains, i think it's one of the challenges for congress to put a reasonable definition together.
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>> and then when the president seeks to make -- access to mental health better and also the sharing of mental health data more u bic which to us, doesn't that open an extraordinary can of worms in terms of privacy issues. for instance, if i want to go to a psychiatrist and have suicidal thoughts, company end up in a federal registry? >> i think it's an issue and a challenge. we're going to see what congress comes up with. one in five people are supposedly -- have some sort of mental issues in this country. so do they go into the database? what is the criteria? >> isn't the irony, commissioner, that if that's how we're going to expand the definition of those being reported, they are just not going to go. they are not going to the doctor and hence we're driving more of those people under the ground and making them harder to track? >> i think in general what the president did with the executive orders yesterday was to require
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first federal agencies to put more information into the database. there's a lot of information in the federal government that's not available. the nibs, national instant back ground check. but your concern about privacy is a real one. >> it's very, very complex as to how they are going to get around this while respecting the privacy rights, which is not outlined in the constitution, however privacy is a big issue for the country. lastly, there have been a number of people -- certainly in law enforcement, some county sheriffs who have said we're just not going to follow what the president's laws are. we're not going to enforce them. how do you react to that snl. >> federal law enforced by federal agencies, i don't know
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what the sheriffs are talking about. i assume most are going to follow the law. >> how about con ifcon fis skag and the law is they have to confiscate those weapons. what if the sheriff says that's a second amendment infraction, not going to do it? >> we've got to get a piece of legislation that works and see what congress does with it. >> you have a lot to read i think still. we are all just sorting through this as we all begin to learn more what these executive actions and congressional measures will contain. thank you, commissioner kelly. commissioner kelly has been working hand in hand with the mayor, michael bloomberg of new york city. we're happy to say that he's going to join anderson cooper at 8:00 p.m. sharp. we're back after this.
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the hostage crisis in algeria where americans are among those being held. possible cyberattacks on strategic u.s. computer systems. all of this, just some of the potential threats against american national security. as president obama begins to tackle his second term in office. our pentagon correspondent chris
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lawrence has this in-depth report. >> reporter: terrorists are mobilizing in mali a new challenge for national security. keep us safe. sounds simple. but over the next four years, america's security could be tested in complex ways. forget the cold war. there's not even a centralized al qaeda in one country. >> there a still terrorists actively planning attacks against us. >> reporter: the u.s. is trying to make sure yemen, mali, somalia don't turn into the safe havens al qaeda had. but outside afghanistan, the obama administration has been hesitant to put more boots on the ground. so they will continue to rely heavily on drones. >> predators and reapers are the signature weapon of the war against al qaeda. >> reporter: president bush
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launched the first wave of drone strikes, mostly targeting al qaeda leaders in pakistan. then, president obama took office and increased the number of targets. he expanded the program into yemen where al qaeda was planning attacks on the u.s. and into lawless somalia. the pentagon and cia have been working together in those areas and over the next four years official want to specifically grow the partnership between intel and special operations forces. >> the central to our ability to solve the most pressing national security challenges. >> reporter: perhaps the most pressing? a cyber attack that disrupts communication and transportation and vital services across multiple states. >> these kinds of attacks could be a sign of pearl harbor, an attack could tha would cause physical destruction and the loss of life.
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>> reporter: it may not even be fiscal destruction, but physical. the obama administration needs to do more work with the private sector. >> what we need to worry about are either the terrorists suddenly becoming interests because it's not that hard or some of the nation states that are less responsible, like iran deciding that it's time to play more aggressively. >> the president's former national security adviser says right now there's no real punishment for cyber attacks. >> ultimately we're going to have to have some sanctions effective and consequences meaningful and in some ways ultimately to counter those technologies. >> in fact, the u.s. government took the first step down that road when defense secretary leon panetta indicated that the u.s. military would have the right to
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launch a pre-emptive military strike if it detected that a major cyber attack was imminent. chris lawrence, cnn, the pentagon. other news, the university of colorado and psychiatrist in the aurora theater shooting, both now facing multiple lawsuits. this according to documents obtained by cnn. in it, at least 14 people say they plan to sue the university and the doctor, lynn fenton, the psychiatrist treating the shooting suspect. the lawsuits range up to $50 million, claiming that the university and dr. fenton were negligent in not properly handling the treatment of james holmes. 12 people were killed in that massacre last july. also, more changes coming to president obama's white house staff. the president is expected to
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name deputy national security dennis mcdonough of his next chief of staff. he would replace jack lew and if it happens he would be president obama's fourth chief of staff. hmmm. uh... yeah, can you find a take where it's a bit more dramatic on that last line, yeah? yeah i got it right here. someone help me!!! i have a flat tire!!! well it's good... good for me. what do you think? geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance.
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her title and the health decision that she made seemed to be oh completely contradictory. i'm talking about this beautiful
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woman alan rose. she was miss district of columbia and also a contestant in last week's miss america pageant. and you may remember the headlines. she made the headlines because her mom, aunt, and grandmother all died of breast cancer and because of that her dad made a radical suggestion to her when she was just a freshman in college, a suggestion she did not like at the time but a suggestion she is fully on board with now at age 24, she's decided to take the advice of her dad and undergo a preventive double mastectomy all in order to try to avoid getting breast cancer. she's joining me live. thanks for joining me. i was just astounded. not because i hadn't heard of this. i interviewed my friend who has gone through it for some of the same reasons you did but because your full persona, at least to the public, has to do with your
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looks and beautiful body, i hate to say it but that's what people think. are you struggling with your decision and your personal -- your public persona seem to be at odds? >> it's one of those things where you have to take your life in your own hands. you know, this is my life. it's my health care. it's my decision. you know, being in the beauty industry was never anything that defined me as a woman. it's just something that my life has fallen in this path but, you know, ultimately taking charge of my own health care is the most important thing. so those two are at odds, i choose life. >> in taking the advice of your dad, and obviously you have this very, very sad history in your family. >> uh-huh. >> what about your oncologist or doctors? how much are they on board? how much did they impact your decision and suggest that this was really something you needed to do? >> i mean, they were very supportive. if you go back in my family
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history, almost every woman in my family has died of this disease and to have a mom diagnosed at 27 with the stage 3 very aggressive breast cancer, you know, i'm almost 25. one of those things where i don't have the luxury of my youth of waiting around to see if this is is something that affects my life because if i'm anything like my mom, that's two years away from now. >> so when you compete in the pageants and you're such a beautiful woman, these pictures are all over the press of you competing, there is this other side of that. people almost feel like they own a piece of you and can criticize you for that decision. it may seem strange to you and for others they can't believe you would do this and feel almost in front that you would make this decision. why do you think that is? >> when you put yourself in the public eye, you're opening up to criticism. this is a drastic decision and
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one that not many 24-year-olds make. but this is my life and for the rest of my life i'm going to have to live with the decisions that i make now. and will people like to think that chime in and make their decisions for you, you know, this is my life. it's my body. i have to do what's going to help keep me around for years from now. you know -- >> it's your life and effectively, allyn, it's your death. seriously. if people want to consider that, they need to go that step further. i want to ask you, you are quite young. do you intend after the double mastectomy, do you intend to compete again? >> i've actual lid aged out of patchan pageants? >> what? don't tell me that. >> i'm too old. this is my last year in the miss america pageant. i just got back and competed in the miss usa program in 2011. a couple more years in that, but only allowed to compete once. so i think i've run the gamut of
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pageantry. so you know, i'm on to the next thing. i'd love to work in broadcasting. i'd love to go back to school for either law or get my mba. i'm open to whatever life brings my way. >> and the missus theory, and when you have children and that child might be a girl, will you give the same advice that your father gave to you, to have this radical surgery? >> i absolutely would. i know what it was like for my mom to struggle with. you know, having to leave her children. in was a point that she knew this disease was going to take her life. i never want to be in the position that my mom was, struggling with the fact she was going to leave three children at home. she was going to leave her husband. i don't want that to be me, and i'd rather have a beautiful rest of my life whan what everyone
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tells me gives me a beautiful body. there's leaps and bounds that have been made in reconstructive surgery. people have elective surgery enday and people don't criticize them for that. i'm doing something that will save my life and i hope it empowers people. >> you haven't aged out of beauty and courage. good luck to you and we wish you the best, and i hope you come back and talk to us after the surgery. let us know how everything went. >> would love to. want to add, the miss america ceo called allyn rose "an incredible example of strength and courage." so there's that. myself. with so much noise about health care... i tuned it all out. with unitedhealthcar i get information that matters... my individual health profile. not random statistics. they even reward me for addressing my health risks. so i'm doing fine... but she's still going to give me a heart attack. we're more than 78,000 people
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winter takes a plunge to the south that is. take a look at mississippi. what a wake-up call there. snow moving in and some areas can expect to see up to four inches of snow by the time it actually quits. as this storm rolling along, parts of alabama and georgia could also see one to two inches. apparently that's starting this afternoon. sorry to report that. calling for really, a lousy rush hour home as well and tomorrow for friday's rush hour. temperatures also in the southeast likely to creep up a little bit by saturday hopefully melting some of that snow, but watch out for the slippery streets. time for a little romance advice. this coming to us courtesy of
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pat reportse robertson and i ho buckle up. listen to what he had to say recently on his show the 700 club. offering advice to us through. through advice through a 17-year-old who wrote to maxim magazine about how his father never pays attention to his mother. >> we need to cultivate romance, darling, and it needs to be the men, they've got to be cultivating romance and the women. you always have to keep that sparkalive. it isn't just something, well, i'm married to him he's got to take me slatherly looking. you've got to fix yourself up, look pretty, look alert. seriously, pat? hone honestly? did i hear you correctly? he went on to say, i'm going to quote. "awful-looking women can be to blame for marital problems." i don't think he said anything
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about somebody sitting at a video or a computer playing video games which somewhat that 17-year-old said his dad was doing. pat robertson, wake up! by the way, mr. robertson's been married since 1954, and i hope they're happy. a little bit else for you here. boeing is working around the clock to get its global fleet of 787s back into the air. dubbed the dreamliner, a bit of a nightmare. apparently batteries could cause fire. that's the reason it's on the ground. had to make annage landing in japan after a cockpit battery overheated, leaked and set off smoke alarms. look at the chutes opening up on the runway there. other dreamliners suffered fuel leaks, brake problems and even a cracked windshield. 50 of these giant planes are now around the world in service and
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the only u.s. carrier to fly them is united with six in its fleet. i'm going to be back with "newsroom" international after a quick break. stay tuned. meet the five-passenger ford c-max hybrid. c-max says ha. c-max says wheeee. which is what you get, don't you see? cause c-max has lots more horsepower than prius v, a hybrid that c-max also bests in mpg. say hi to the all-new 47 combined mpg c-max hybrid.